Paul Sutton

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OpenLearn Courses

Education & Development course

Am I ready to be a distance learner? Introductory level Education & Development course Last accessed: 04 February 2021

Essay and report writing skills Introductory level Education & Development course Last accessed: 27 February 2021

Encouraging book talk in the school library Introductory level Education & Development course Last accessed: 14 August 2018

Science, Maths & Technology course

Galaxies, stars and planet Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 27 October 2020

Health and safety in the laboratory and field Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 18 August 2018

In the night sky: Orion Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology cours Last accessed: 30 June 2020

The Moon Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 10 February 2019

The Sun Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 31 December 2019

The evolving Universe Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 27 December 2019

Particle physics Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 10 November 2020

Simple coding Introductory level Science, Maths & Technology course Last accessed: 28 October 2020

Sociology course

Children’s rights Intermediate level Sociology course Last accessed: 16 November 2018

Environmental Studies course

Energy resources: Tidal energy Intermediate level Environmental Studies course Last accessed: 28 October 2020

Money & Business course

Facilitating group discussions Introductory level Money & Business course Last accessed: 16 August 2018

Mathematics & Statistics course

Numbers, units and arithmetic Introductory level Mathematics & Statistics course Last accessed: 27 January 2021

Education course

Teaching assistants: support in action Introductory level Education course Last accessed: 11 September 2018

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OpenLearn : Discovering Chemistry

Just signed upto Discovering Chemistry with Open Learn [1]. This is a 24 hour course from the Open University [2] via their OpenLearn platform.

This is partly for personal interest, partly for career development and will help me develop useful knowledge going forward. I have set up a thread on Discourse [3] to facilitate discussion.

I would like to learn more about Isotope shift , which is mentioned in a arXiv article [4] from 2017. This topic is probably beyond the scope of the chemistry course, but is a good starting point. Hopefully however this Chemistry course can build on what I already know about isotopes at least.

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1 Open Learn 2 The Open University 3 Discourse Thread 4 https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.04250

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#OpenUniversity,#OpenLearn,#Chemistry,#Learning

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New Supercollider

Just had this from Symmetry Magazine [1], an article, discussing the plans for the new super collider [2]. Which will open up a whole new set of discoveries (well hopefully anyway). This could make a good discussion on Discourse [3] so I have added a new topic to discuss further [4]. If you are interested in studying physics then maybe try the Open University [5] or to learn more about the Large Hadron Collider see the CERN page on this [6].

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1 Symmetry Magazine 2 Super Collider Article 3 Discourse 4 Article discussion on discourse 5 Open University 6 CERN LHC 7 Study Support Group

Other articles

**VIDEO ON THE LHC (5 mins) **

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#Physics,#Collider,#OU,#OpenUniversity,#Science,#Proton,#Energy, #LHC.#CERN

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OpenLearn : Childhood in the digital age

I have just started a 12 hour OpenLearn course, Childhood in the digital age. However I really need to be working in a school to do this course as the first activity asks

What do you think? How might technology hinder children’s physical, social and cognitive development, and how might it provide exciting opportunities for learning?

Make a note of you thoughts at the start of this course. Use a notebook or digital notepad that you can refer back to at a later date.

So while I can answer the question. I would really like to answer this and other course activities, following discussion with children / young people and teachers, in order to help me answer this with an informed and evidence based approach.

I may therefore defer going any further until I am able to do this. Adds value to working as a TA if I can also use this as a way to help with OU Open Learn courses.

In the meantime I am open to offers of employment.

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#OpenLearn,#OpenUniversity.#Course,#Childhood,#Technology, #OpenToWork,#LookingForEmployment.

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Essay and report writing skills

I have just completed a course on Essay and report writing skills [3] with OpenLearn [2], which is part of the Open University [1]. In fact, this course mirrors a student tool kit book I have here, also from the OU. It is nice to have a printed and bound version.

Very useful course, lots of useful ideas, pointers to writing good essays and reports. Topics included structure, referencing, quotations,drafting, polishing and letting go. So probably just as applicable in the workplace as it is in the Academic world

I am looking forward to further study.

Course Certificate

The UK government want all adults to spend time learning. To this end have created the skills toolkit [4] to help adults find learning and development courses.

This is a great idea, provided that employers:-

  • Support employees in learning
  • Value any learning an employee undertakes
  • Value the commitment and work put in in order to learn new skills
  • Recognise employee achievements on their CV
  • See potential in their employee(s)

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1 Open University 2 OpenLearn 3 Course Website 4 Skills toolkit

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#Essay,#Report,#Writing,#Skills, #OpenUniversity,#OU,#OpenLearn,#Course,#E-learning,#Study, #YearOfTheFediverse,

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Numbers, units and arithmetic

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I have just completed the course 'Numbers, units and arithmetic' with Open Learn. This is an excellent 5 hour course and will be really useful going forward.

Well worth doing if you need a refresher as there are lots of worked examples and activities to have a go at to re-enforce learning.

You can of course, as with any OpenLearn course use this as a reference in the future if you need to revise or revisit how to do something. Full PDF of the course is also .

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#OpenUniversity,#Maths,#Study,#Learning,#OpenLearn.

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Open University Space Science Newsletter

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As I have studied with the Open University [1]. I am now part of the Alumni Association. At the end of 2020 I joined the new OU Students Space Science Club. Soon after this there was a call for ideas for a Newsletter.

I decided to offer to help put something together, so have been undertaking this.

Issue one, has been completed and sent out. I am now working on issue 2.

I am writing this in $\LaTeX$ [2] using Overleaf[3], which is much easier for creating documents, then word processing systems.

The newsletter is a mix of news about space and space science, links to related websites.

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1 Open Unversity 2 LaTeX Project 3 Overleaf

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#OpenUniversity,#SpaceScience,#Group,#Newsletter

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The search for life on Mars

One of the advantages of being a higher education student or in my case alumni is you get to join groups. I have just been watching a live webcast on the experiments that are being used onboard Mars rovers to look for possible indicators that Mars once supported life.

Exploring the Habitability of Mars with the Curiosity and Rosalind Franklin rovers and Orbital Missions

I am not sure if there is a recording of this going up, but the link to a some more information is here.

I am currently undertaking Particle Physics but there is also a really interesting series of lecutures on AstroBiology I want to check out too.

#OpenUniversity,#OU,#space,#science,#mars,#curiosity,#rover,#talks,#education,#chemistry,#biochemistry,#biology, #orgnaic,#OrganicMolecules,#NASA,#JPL,Rovers, #RosalindFranklin.#OrbitalMissions

In the night sky : Orion Completed

I have finally, after months of going back and forth to this, partly due to other study and things to do. Completed the 24 hour OU / OpenLearn Course. I was just doing this casually anyway.

Note: This is a Level 1 Open University course.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

* Understand facts, concepts, principles, theories, classifications and language used in astronomy * Understand the range of sizes, distances and motions of objects in the night sky * Understand the structure, evolution and the main processes operating in stars * Understand the properties of planets in our Solar System and exoplanetary systems * Understand the history of the universe.

Really interesting course, lots to think about and learn just from doing some of the research for the questions posed during the course.

Astronomy uses the greek alphabet for star names for example so this post may help.

#course #openlearn #openuniversity #science #space #astronomy #cosmology #physics #astrophysics #chemistry #biology #OU #greek